Greetings Friends,

On this day of Thanks Giving, I give thanks to My Lord, My Family, My Country, and to You.  

SBS4DCC would not be possible without these.

I am blessed. I am humbled. I am thankful. Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving, 2016.

Bryan Vianco
Owner, SBS4DCC

Hello, It's Been A While...

I haven't produced a newsletter for a while, since late May actually.  I have been struggling with some minor but nagging health problems as well as just feeling completely exhausted and honestly haven't felt much like writing.  I finally got part of the problem fixed last week and I can say with pleasure, "Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now..."

Some of the news in this edition will be old news for many but I will check down my normal list of subjects for those who didn't know...  There has been an impressive amount of news and new products from the world of DCC since I last produced my newsletter.  Hang on folks, we have a lot to talk about...

So the Nation Train Show 2016 was mostly a success.  I met so many of you in person which was totally awesome and really made this worth doing.  Sales were brisk so I came really close to breaking even on the event.  Believe it or not, I can call that a success.  The only big hang up was processing order expediently which will always be problem for me...

Mrs. V and my friends Nick, Steve and Gary were there to help and I can't say it enough...

Thanks guys!

SBS4DCC does not have a special sale offer for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  I try to offer great prices and exceptional service all year long, 24-7-365.  

I am extending my annual Free Holiday Shipping offer from now until the end of the year.  Its a simple offer, free shipping on any order over $150, no coupon required.

So with only memories left of summer vacations, the holiday season fast approaching, and an optimistic eye on 2017, it's time to head into the train room and run a train or two...  

For those who have forgotten... F0 = Headlight, F1 = Bell, F2 = Horn...

So when you finish reading this... fire one up, ring the bell and blow your horn!  


Featured Product

Good Deals DCC "The Programmer" Test Track

The hot new product from N.T.S. was surely this handy new product from Good Deals DCC.  

The crowds loved it and it even caught the attention of Dana Kawala and Cody Grivno of Model Railroader fame.  The product was featured in Cody's video blog recently.

Perfect for clubs or workbenches, the Good Deals DCC "The Programmer" is a portable, durable, convenient testing and programming track.  It is available in nearly every scale from N to O as well as combination scales for those who love trains of all sizes.

Custom designed units are also available.


SBS4DCC "Sugar Cube" Speakers

SBS4DCC has released two new baffle options, the Double Deep and Side-By-Side Twin, for the ever-popular Sugar Cube speaker.  

SBS4DCC Consignments

I have recently loaded several new  Consignment Pieces to the store including a great set of brass Key HOn3 Chili Line cars and several pieces of brass 2 rail O Scale including a Westside Santa Fe 2-8-2 Mikado and Oriental Great Northern Empire Builder heavyweight passenger cars.  I wish I had room for these...

Be sure to check out some other great pieces looking for new rails to ply including a Con-Cor UP 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, Life-Like NKP SW9, and Con-Cor UP Forty-Niner Loco and Train Set...

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SBS4DCC New Product Highlights

I have all kinds of new stuff this year.  I have a category of 2016 New Products to make it easy to find the latest DCC gear and new model releases.

Plus, just in time for the holidays, the new N Kato METRA Operation North Pole Christmas Train.

SBS4DCC New InterMountain N Scale High Detail Wheel Sets

InterMountain has released a new series of N scale High Detail wheel sets available now from SBS4DCC.


Digitrax DCC EVO Evolution Advanced 5A/8A Starter Sets

Digitrax has released a new line of command stations, throttles and starter sets to update their line of DCC control products.

The new EVOLUTION Series Starter Sets come with everything new users need to get started with an Advanced System. They system comes in both Standard Tethered and Duplex Radio. The main system components are the DCS210 Advanced Command Station, DT500 series Advanced Super Throttle, either a UP5 of UR92, and a PS615 power supply. With all these components you'll be ready to run right out of the box!

The DCS210 is an Advanced Command Station/Booster, it can run up to 100 locomotives and 100 throttles. The DCS210 is complete with full read/ write programming, Loco Reset and EZ routes buttons, and also a separate programming output so you can run and program at the same time.

The DT500 series Advanced super throttle gives you direct control of two locos at a time with all the powerful features and flexibility serious model railroaders demand. The DT500 series is designed to handle nearly every aspect of layout control.

You can run trains and consist, control up to 30 functions such as sound, program decoders, set up and operate routes, and much more. With soft On/Off Switch and advanced power saving you can operate longer than ever.

Digitrax DCS240 Command Station and DT500 Throttle

Digitrax has also updated their line of Command Station/Boosters and Handheld Throttles to include the newest EVO series components by offering the DCS240 Command Station and DT500 and DT500D throttles separately.

Digitrax DH126MT Series 6 DCC Decoder 21MTC Connector

The new Digitrax DH126MT decoder features the popular 21MTC plug and play connector .  
This new model has two function outputs and features Series 6 firmware and motor control.

Digitrax DT402 and DCS240 Firmware Update

Updated Firmware has been released for the DT402 series throttle and the DCS240 Advanced Command Station.

It is recommended that customers keep their products up to date with the Latest Firmware Revisions.

NOTE:   SBS4DCC has noted an increase in calls relating to compatibility issues between Digitrax command stations and competitors decoders.  Nearly all of these issues have been resolved through firmware updates.

Save yourself some headaches and get the latest firmware for your gear today.

Digitrax Throttle Conversions

DT402 Throttles will not be upgradeable to the DT500 platform. There are other throttle conversions available.

Visit www.digitrax.com/upgrade for more details on throttle upgrade paths.

Digitrax Simplex Radio Retirement

We are announcing the retirement of the Simplex Radio product line effective on February 1st, 2017.

We will continue to ship new DT402R and UT4R throttles up until February 1st, 2017. We will continue to service and repair Simplex Radio products untill we are out of parts.

The DT500 series throttle will not be available in a Simplex Radio configuration. DT402 and UT4 throttles can still be upgraded to Duplex Radio.

Of course this means that remaining stock on these items have been moved to the "Shelf In The Corner" with Clearance Sale pricing to boot!

More Digitrax Product Retirements

Digitrax has also announced in October they will retire several models in their product lineup including:
Of course this means that remaining stock on these items have been moved to the "Shelf In The Corner" with Clearance Sale pricing to boot!

ESU LokSound

Great ESU Products Now In Stock

The long awaited ESU 54671 PowerPack Mini and ESU 54672 PowerPack Maxi are now in available.

Of course, that also means you can score a clearance deal on the ESU 54670 PowerPack which is now discontinued.

The ESU 50113 and 50114 ECoS Mobile Control II Remote Control Handset as well as the ESU 73700 LokSound Select Direct as also back in stock, just in time for the holidays.

New ESU LokSound Sound Files

ESU has continued to add to their catalog of high quality sound files.  Recent additions include:

  • GE GEVO-12 V2 (FT)
  • ALCO 12cyl 251C3 (FT)
  • GE 16cyl FDL "Dash-7" (FT)
  • GTEL Turbine-All Types FT
  • EMD 16cyl 710G3C-T2 (FT)
  • GE GEVO-12 (FT)
  • GE 8cyl 7FDL (FT)

Of course, the new files are built on the new  Full Throttle templates to leverage the newest ESU LokSound featues and capabilities. 

ESU LokSound Select Price Increase

ESU has extended a modest price increase on the LokSound Select sound decoders. Unfortunately I must increase my prices accordingly.


New SoundTraxx Tsunami2 Sound Decoders

SoundTraxx has released a new flagship line of decoders dubbed the Tsunami2.

The Tsunami2 decoders are available in five popular formats and are packed with new features and sounds.

CLICK HERE for a comparison of the Tsunami2 vs. Econami vs. Tsunami.

SoundTraxx Econami Price Increase

SoundTraxx has extended a modest price increase on the Econami sound decoder line. Unfortunately I must increase my prices accordingly.

SoundTraxx Product Retirements

Out with the old, in with the new... And sometimes the old stuff just gets hard to source.  Either way, SoundTraxx has discontinued a handful of products including:

SoundTraxx Tsunami Sound Decoders - All Models
Soundtraxx 810023 T3815 1.3mm Microbulb - 6 pk
Soundtraxx 810056 Speaker 51mm Round 8 ohm 1 watt
Soundtraxx 810084 Speaker 38x64mm Rectangular 8 ohm 2.0 watt
Soundtraxx 881004 ECO-PNP Econami DCC Sound Decoder - Steam
Soundtraxx 883001 ECO-100 Econami Micro DCC Sound Decoder - Electric
Soundtraxx 883002 ECO-200 Econami DCC Sound Decoder - Electric
Soundtraxx 883003 ECO-21P Econami NMRA 21MTC DCC Sound Decoder - Electric
Soundtraxx 883004 ECO-PNP Econami DCC Sound Decoder - Electric
Soundtraxx 883005 ECO-400 Econami Large Scale DCC Sound Decoder - Electric

Of course, the older models of  Tsunami  and discontinued Econami's have been moved to the  Clearance Aisle .


SPROG Nano USB DCC PC Interface

SPROG Nano is the simplest way to drive DCC boosters from your computer.

If you want an economical configuration to run your layout from your computer, SPROG Nano provides the link to DCC. 

SPROG Nano is a low cost USB interface that allows a DCC power booster to be connected to a PC or MAC computer running Windows, MacOS or Linux.

TCS - Train Control Systems


TCS continues to be one of the most active DCC manufactures in the world.  Their latest round of product releases include several new additions to their WOWKit product line.

New WOWKit models include three options for Bowser locomotives, three options for InterMountain locomotives, and two new options for Athearn locomotives.

CLICK HERE for a full compatibility list for each WOWKit model.

New TSC Aux Harnesses and Keep Alive Devices

TCS has released the new TCS 1594 Wire Harness - WAUX-KA3 replacement wire harness for the WOW-101.

TCS has also released two new models of Keep Alive Devices including the KA3 and KA4 which provide additional options for upfitting your fleet with the best product enhancement since, well, DCC!


New ZIMO "Sugar Cube" Speakers

ZIMO is the original source for the now-popular Sugar Cube speakers.  They have offered many versions of these products for years.   SBS4DCC is now stocking the full line of ZIMO Sugar Cube speakers.

New ZIMO Distributor

Art Luescher, owner of Model Railway Supply and  former ZIMO Agent for North America, has decided to retire earlier this year.  Please join me in thanking Art for his many years of service to ZIMO and to wish him good times for his retirement.

ZIMO distribution and support for North America will handled by ZIMO DCC going forward.

ZIMO has a solid reputation throughout the DCC community for high quality products and their silky smooth motor control.

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SBS4DCC Products

SBS4DCC "Sugar Cube" Speakers

... the SWEETEST speaker available today!

4 Sizes ... 10 Baffles

40 Sweet  S peaker Options  


SBS4DCC Wheel and Axle Wipers

... Add Power Pickup to your models

Z, N, and HO Scale versions

Wheel and Axle Wipers

DCC Tools

Good Deals DCC "The Programmer" Test And Programming Track

Perfect for clubs, modulars, or workbenches, the  Good Deals DCC "The Programmer" is a portable, durable, convenient testing and programming track.  It is available in nearly every scale from N to O as well as combination scales for those who love trains of all sizes.

Custom designed units are also available.

Model Railroad Technologies Accutrack II Train Speedometer

The MRT Accutrak II Speedometer is a free standing, battery operated scale speedometer.

MRT Accutrak II Features:

Ideal for DCC speed matching DCC

Operates on 2 AAA batteries

Scale Selectable - N (1:148 and 1:160) or OO/HO (1:76.4 and 1:87)

Display in mph or kph

DCC Specialties RRampMeter 
DCC Amp/Volt Meter

The RRampMeter is a multimeter designed to accurately measure the  voltage and amperage output of DCC command stations.

The RRampMeter is used to:
  • Measure locomotive stall current
  • Report command station or booster  voltage and amperage consumption
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems
  • Create and edit custom sound file
Available in 4 models. 

ZIMO MXTAPS DCC Decoder Test and Connector Board

  The ZIMO MXTAPS is a stand-alone DCC Decoder Test Station compatible with any brand of decoder or command station.

Quick Terminal
Next18 NEM661
6-Pin NEM651
8-Pin NEM652
PluX NEM658
21MTC NEM660

15 Function LEDs
5-pole Motor
13x18mm Speaker

Large scale MXTAPV version also available

ESU 53900 LokTester V2.0 DCC Decoder Test Station

The ESU LokTester is a stand-alone DCC Decoder Test Station compatible with any brand of decoder or command station.

Screw Terminal
Next18 NEM661
6-Pin NEM651
8-Pin NEM652
PluX NEM658
21MTC NEM660

6 Function LEDs
5-pole Motor
20mm Speaker

L and XL Expansion Module also available

ZIMO MXULFA Decoder Update
Module with LCD Display

The ZIMO MXULFA Decoder Update Module is a communication device to connect your decoder to a PC to simplify programming and to facilitate firmware and sound file updates..

The ZIMO MXULFA is ude to:
Works only with  ZIMO products .

ESU 53452 LokProgrammer Set

The ESU LokProgrammer Set is a communication device to connect your decoder to a PC to simplify programming and to facilitate firmware and sound file updates.

The ESU LokProgrammer is used to:
  • Update decoder firmware
  • Edit CVs on any ESU product
  • Load downloadable sound files
  • Create and edit custom sound file
  • Test Decoder Installations
Works only with ESU products


And don't forget I carry a fantastic selection of DCC products from all of the
best manufacturers including Digitrax, DCC Specialties,
Visit SBS4DCC today!

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